Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Infront Media seizes six-year Olympics TV rights agreement in sub-Saharan Africa

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic movements governing body, has inked a six-year contract with international sports rights agency Infront Media for the sub-Saharan Africa area. The contract will last until 2024 covering the next two Summer Games, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024; the Beijing 2022 Winter Games; as well as both of the [...]

M-Net partners with Cinemax to bring new local drama series worldwide

M-Net has collaborated with global broadcasters to offer the television version of Deon Meyer’s crime novel, Trackers, to the world. M-Net seized a partnership deal with ‘Germany’s public broadcaster ZDF. The pay TV operator has specified that crime thriller is also being co-produced by Cinemax, which will offer the drama series worldwide outside M-Net and ZDF’s [...]

Botswana Television to air AFCON matches

The national television broadcaster, Botswana Television (Btv) is in the process of seizing broadcast rights for this years Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cairo, Egypt next Friday. The Head of sports of BTV, Edson Malebane said they were mid-way through negotiations to seize the broadcast rights. Malebane said the intention is to buy [...]

Boomplay sealed deal with Apprise Music in Ghana

Apprise Music becomes the first Ghanaian Music distributor to partner with leading music streaming platform, Boomplay. Apprise is the first music distributor in Ghana to acquire Boomplays catalog, which has quickly established itself as the most popular streaming service in Africa and boasts of over 3 million users in Ghana alone. Apprise Music represents over [...]

TAC Studios to coproduce four new TV series across Africa

The African Channel, has partnered with Nigerian, Kenyan, South African and Egyptian production companies to produce four TV series in Africa. TAC studios which is the production company of the African Channel develops, produces and distributes lifestyle content reflecting the continents influence on the world. According to Brendan Gabriel, Head of creative and production for [...]

Showmax launched live sports streaming in South Africa

Showmax has launched a live sport streaming trial in South Africa, allowing select users to watch live sport on the platform. It has also added pre-recorded sport content to its platform. The available contents are, Live South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup games, SuperSport magazine and talk shows, extended highlights, selected live professional and amateur [...]

CRTV launched a sports channel in Cameroon

The public broadcaster, Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) rolled out a brand-new sports channel on Thursday June 6. The sports channel is the first of its kind in Cameroon and the sub region after the project suffered several setbacks since its conceptualization years ago. CRTV Sports and Entertainment will offer sports on the national region [...]

StarTimes acquires exclusive rights for Copa América in Africa

Pay TV operator StarTimes has seized exclusive broadcasting rights for CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 46th edition of Copa America will be held in five cities in Brazil on June 14 to July 7. Twelve teams will be in competition including two guests, Japan and Qatar. The Sports Director of StarTimes, [...]